Nor'easter Downs Trees and Power Lines in Portland, Maine

A “rapidly intensifying” storm pummeled the northeast on October 16 and 17, downing trees and power lines in Maine and nearby states, local media reported.

Local media said Maine’s first nor’easter of the season knocked power out for about 148,000 Central Maine Power customers as of Thursday morning. Other utility companies in the area were also reporting thousands of outages.

This video shows downed tree limbs around a home in Portland, Maine, after the storm.

The City of Portland said it was working to address 50 reported downed trees and limbs across the city. Credit: Daniel Burns via Storyful